Scientists from one of the universities of Tasmania revealed a rather interesting phenomenon. It turns out there is an interconnectedness between food, which consumes the expectant mother during pregnancy and the level of literacy of her unborn baby. Experts came to the conclusion that children who lack iodine in the womb are less literate in the future, especially with respect to their spelling. At the same time, the lack of the mentioned substances in the body in no way affects the mathematical ability of the child. This gave the experts a reason to assume that the lack of iodine in the body negatively affects the development of the auditory passage and operative auditory memory.
It is known that the body gets the iodine from food, and he plays a major role in the development of the baby. A recent study found that even a small deficiency can influence thus on child development. It should be recalled that iodine is found in such foods as salmon, cheddar cheese, eggs, beef, lamb, pork, apples, grapes and others.
During its research scientists from Tasmania has tracked the progress of 228 children aged nine years. As it turned out, the children suffering from iodine deficiency while in the womb, showed the worst results when taking the test. This was especially true test on spelling. Meanwhile, its deficiency did not affect the results of operations in mathematics.